Thursday, September 25, 2008
southern fried music
On Tuesday night I went to see a local musician, Brian Martin, play at a local bar, Maxine's. I was told he had a blues folk style, and being one of the artists playing at my show opening on Oct. 3 at Low Key Arts, I couldn't pass up the weeknight show. I was so impressed with his southern-fried style of toe-tapping, waits-like wailin, strummin, and harmonica-squealin... creepin right down between your bones, with some homestyle folk pop apple pie for anyone to cut a rug on... I swear to you. for your own good... go see this guy. He plays solo round arkansas and north louisiana and also with a band and with guest artists... he's an arkansas native, never straying far from home, as far as I can tell. keeping his roots firmly in tact. i told him there's some people in new orleans who would feel at home hearing him sing. said he'd consider it. Can anyone in new orleans get this guy set up with a gig? ok. i'm done preachin. don't go to his website, don't go to his myspace... just go see him wail. (ok, here's his myspace, and here's his website)
enjoy the very unprofessional video i shot on my camera.